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this morning on "world news now," new year's eve, the 11 9 hour, reaching a decision on the fiscal cliff. not yet. >> lawmakerks not find common ground, and we will all be paying taxes come tomorrow. it is monday, december 31. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> good to have you here. >> great to be here. >> i'm paula faris. a little later this morning, lawmakers are going to make a last-ditch effort to make a compromise. here's the latest on the talks in just a moment. but first, a look at some of the
other stories. a health scare for hillary clinton. the secretary of state is hospitalized this morning after doctors discover a blood clot. we'll have the latest on her condition. also this morning, a different kind of contract for a young iphone user, what this teen's mom is making him agree to before he's allowed to talk or text. >> i think it's fantastic parenting by the way. a huge weekend in nfl action. the bitter end for some teams. >> yeah. >> bears. and the beginning of playoff hopes for others, who's out, who's in, who shouldn't be. fantastic details. >> bears and giants are both out. >> can y believe that? >> i can't. >> we're not the only ones work thing overnight. talks are going on in washington trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but we're getting something done. the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. preeti arla is joining us with
more. >> reporter: top leaders seemed optimistic early on, but that seemed to shift, replaced by pessimism and still no deal with time running out. the clock is ticking, negotiations are ongoing. but at this point, democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up, that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> reporter: president obama called for immediate action, but there was no vote in the senate. >> we're going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and we'll have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: minority leader mitch mcconnell called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there's no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point.
the sticking point appears to be a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill, but sticking points remain. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides, but negotiations continue. >> reporter: reid said negotiation also continue through the night, with just hours left till that deadline. john and paula? secretary of state hillary clinton is spending new year's eve in the hospital. during a checkup for her concussion, doctors discovered clinton developed a blood clot. now she's on medication. the medical experts we spoke with speculate that clinton may
have developed the clot after days of inactivity due to the concussion. >> we wish her a speedy recovery. millions of americans struggling to navigate roads that are glazed over with ice and snow. >> one crash alone, nine people passed away on an org highway and more than 20 others were injured. >> reporter: on the icy roads of the blue mountains in oregon, a tour bus crash on i-84. drives was also disastrous in the east. there was a 20-car pileup on i-93 in new hampshire. >> there was debris everywhere. you could see it. you had to almost duck not to be hit by a tender or a drill grill. >> reporter: it was a dangerous drive in portland, maine. and in lexington, kentucky,
crews worked day and night to keep that from happening. in st. louis, that did happen. it was black ice that sent this suv tumbling into an icy river. inside, a mother and her three children. >> i can only imagine what she thought with the three kids in the back seat. >> reporter: first responders jumped in and no one was hurt. it's the cold and wind in durham, connecticut. a freezing reminder that this is what winter looks like. now the coldest air of the season settles in for much of the country. chicago, one of those places that has been very mild. they haven't seen a high temperature below 32 for 308 days, until sunday. now we get into the weekend, new year's eve forecast takes you to right around 35 in times square as the ball drops. across the country, just a few icy spots in southern missouri and northern arkansas. ginger zee, abc news, new york.
>> temperatures nosedive. some cities bracing for another round of snow. >> for more on the snow and air, we'll turn to meteorologist jim dicky. >> good morning. a cold morning on tap in new england. many spots in single digits. these are the lows here. as we switch over to the highs in the north central portion of the country, only at 9 in minneapolis and bismarck. 14 your high in pierre. arctic air is surging its way out of canada. paula and john, back to you. >> quite colder than 35 here in new york when i was bringing that coffee for you this morning, walking back from the starbucks. >> i appreciate the coffee. thank you. i was just waiting for some snow to accumulate in the city because i've been bribing my children to be on their best
behavior so we can make snow angels. >> central park? >> i was like, you have to take a nap. if you wake up early, we eastern not going to go outside because i was anticipating accumulation, but didn't get one. >> playing in central park is awesome. let's talk about a latest terror threat from al qaeda in yemen, putting the bounty on the heads of u.s. ambassadors and american soldiers. a video offers about $160,000 for the head of an american ambassador. $23,000 for a soldier. al qaeda in yemen is considered the terror group's most dangerous faction. switching gears to a triumphant return. indianapolis head coach chuck pagano back in the saddle. >> he stepped down to undergo chemo therapy for leukemia around week three. his cancer is now in complete remission. >> icing on the cake,
game-changing touchdown. >> this was a great win against the texans. the texans were fighting for the number two seed. but the colts, an improbable season. they won 9 of 12 without their head coach, a rookie quarterback. they had the worst record of the season in the nfl last year. just a real improbable season for them. but chuck pagano said the best day was his life is when he got married. the second best day is when he was told he would go back to coaching. coming up, the nfl's regular season timee. >> i'll sit down to look at the playoff matchupping and who looks like strong contenders for the super bowl. it's time to change the way we clean.
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well, this weekend was the end of the line for a whole lot of teams in the nfl. but now the fun begins. joining me now to talk about who's in, who's out is sports radio host jason page. i'm so bummed about the bears. they beat the lions, they did their part. but you know what? the vikings had a thriller of a game with the packers. >> and the giants, too. >> i think if we rewound to week five, we were saying bears, giants, two of the best teams in the nfl.
neither of them are in the playoffs. >> bears defensively were so good and what happened? >> we're stuck eating wings, right? drowning our sorrows. top seed in the nfc, the falcons. second seed, the 49ers. then we've got to talk about that game between the vikings and the packers. >> green bay and minnesota. what a game. and they'll get to do it all over again next week. let's start what happened in this game. the story was adrian peterson. needs 208 yards to surpass eric dickerson's all-time mark, most rushing yards in a season. and he almost got there on the second to the last play of the game, got a big run. and if he had run it into the end zone, that would have set the record. but still, just a great win for minnesota. and green bay just has a hard time stopping teams. if you're giving up 34 to minnesota, i am not sold on green bay as a super bowl
contender. >> packers have the three seed and will be taking on the vikings who won the wild card next weekend. redskins and cowboys in a thriller. redskins won their division for the first time since? >> 1999. i've been waiting for the last couple of weeks we've been talking about would this game with that "it" moment for tony romo. could it be the time where he's catapulted into the playoffs, goes on that eli manning to win his first super bowl? you're going to have wait another year. everybody talked about rg-3, but alfred morris is the real reason the redskins win this game. >> and the seahawks picked up that wild card. >> i don't want to play seattle right now. they're the hottest team out there. >> you won't be. you'll be watching the game. so don't worry about it.
in the afc, broncos, top seed. patriots, then the texans and bengals playing next week. >> texans are falling apart. >> they had a chance against the colts to solidify that number two. didn't happen. >> how you could come into a game and be this flat in a game that meant so much, first round bye, how you can go in indianapolis and play that badly today is beyond me. eric kubiak has to be beside himself. this team just doesn't trust its quarterback, matt schaub, plain and simple. and chuck pagano, battling leukemia. everybody is happening for chuck pagano. >> it's what the colts did and they were playing with a lot of emotion. ravens and the colts. ravens win their division, colts sneak in. >> ravens do not want to see indianapolis. but we've seen joe flacco in this spot time and time again. he always seems to win in the
postseason. is this the year he gets over the hump? maybe. >> a little bit of nfl news. number one and two picks in the draft will be? >> kansas city getting the number one pick. look for them to take gino smith. and jacksonville the number two pick. >> and andy reid won't be back with the eagles? >> the announcement should be made later today. don't look for him to be out of work long. he's already getting together another coaching staff to coach somewhere else. it won't be san diego, though. we should mention that the "world news now" nfl picks competition will return this week. so make sure you stay tuned. i told you not to dig in yet. >> i'm not waiting. >> considering i ate six before we even started. souate, competition is returning next week. you just keep eating these. he's jason page. i'm paula faris. we'll be right back.
♪ it's every team's holiday dream. >> a lot of kids got them but they probably didn't get a list of conditions with their new device. that's why this is our favorite story of the day. one very smart mom, momma bear, she wrapped up some commonceps along with her son's gift and abc's akiko fujita has the
story. >> number one, it is my phone. i bought it, i paid for it. >> no porn. >> i will always no the password. >> reporter: it's not the christmas list that you would expect as a 14-year-old. an 18-point contract littered with do's and don'ts. >> don't take a million pictures and videos. >> oh, my god. my first reaction was, why? why did she really have to do this? >> what i wanted to do and show him how you could be a responsible user of technology without abusing it, without becoming addicted. >> reporter: janell kaufman's message has struck a message with parents, worried about the increasing use of smartphones. more than 50 million iphones are projected to sell this holiday season alone, many to teens just like greg. josh shipp says a set of rules is a must for teen iphone use. >> you couldn't give your kid a
car without insurance. so giving them a cell phone or a computer without teaching them how to use it responsibly is irresponsible on the part of the parent. >> reporter: among the 18 conditions, number seven -- >> do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. >> reporter: and number 12, a lesson some celebrities could use this year. take note, rihanna. >> do not end or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else's private parts. >> reporter: he's especially nervous about rule six, which says he's responsible for replacement cost if it falls into the toilet or vanishes into thin air. a legitimate consider, considering there were 16,000 apple gadgets stolen in new york city alone this year. and if he does lose his phone? >> hopefully i'll just make up a good excuse. >> reporter: there are valuable lessons here for adults, too. >> keep your eyes up, see the world happening around you. stair at a window, listen to
birds, take a walk, talk to a stranger. >> that is great. and i think the gentleman's point about irresponsible parenting, so many times you go to a restaurant and nobody is looking at one another. there's no eye contact. we went to lunch with some friends. the adults were talking but all four of the children ages 6 and under were all playing on mommy and daddy's iphones. so you need to learn how to communicate. >> she needs to get that contract online, because that's the kind of thing every parent would like to print that out. >> i think it's great. and that's the big concern as parents, are your kids going to learn that sense of communication that we had growing up. if somebody says i called and left you a message, you knew they left it at home on your answering machine. now it's like, where do i go, twitter, facebook? >> do you remember getting a busy signal?
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now," a health crisis for hillary clinton. >> the secretary of state is spending this new year's eve in the hospital after doctors discover a blood clot. it is monday, december 31. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. i cannot believe it is the morn of new year's eve. >> isn't that crazy? christmas is in the rear-view mirror. >> 2013. >> 2013. i remember when 1999 was like, you know, a million years away.
and here we are, 2013. >> where has the time gone and what did you do in 2012? >> yeah, i don't know what i did with 2012. but here it is, it's over. >> on to one of our top stories. mrs. clinton was hospitalized last night. we'll get to the latest on her condition. but first, a look at some of the other stories we're following for you this monday morning. a meeting is set as lawmakers work to avoid the fiscal cliff. but the clock is winding down. i don't know about you, but i'm so tired of talking about this. >> i feel the exact same way. >> just go over the cliff, get something done so we can stop talking about it. >> it is cold out there. old man winter reminding us what time of year it is. a large part of the nation will ring in the new year with temperatures below freezing. >> it is hot as -- >> in the studio you mean. >> yes. >> maybe it's warm because i have my new slippers on that rob got me. >> that's not fair. >> you can put them in the
microwave. >> really? >> yes. but if warm, sunny skies are more your skityle, pasadena is e place to be. we'll see how an army of volunteers builds those majestic floats. we begin with hillary clinton. the 65 yeermdz secretary of state is in a new york hospital suffering from a blood clot. >> a spokesman would not say where that clot is locate but said clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and will remain in the hospital for the next 48 hours. abc's deadra bryant has more. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered several weeks ago. clinton's doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a followup exam for that concussion. no details of where the clot is or other concerns have been
released. this is mott the first time clinton has been diagnosed with a blood clot. in 1998, she was admitted for a clot behind her right knee. the 65-year-old secretary of state had a stomach virus earlier this month. she became dehydrated, fainted, causing the concussion. then she was not well enough to appear on capitol hill to testify on the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is being treated with anti-coaglanlts and doctors want to monitor the medication over the next 48 hours. >> we wish her well. our other major story, countdown to the fiscal cliff. talks are going on to try to reach a deal. >> without an agreement, the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. abc's preeti arla is joining us from washington with more on what this means. preeti? >> reporter: john and paula, top
leaders seemed optimistic, but that seemed to shift. that optimism replaced by pessimism and still no deal with time running out. the clock is ticking, negotiations are ongoing. but at this point, democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up. that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> reporter: president obama called for immediate action but there was no vote in the senate. >> we're going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we'll have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope. so>> reporter: minority leader mitch mcconnell called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there's no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be
a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family, more than $3,400. senate leaders continued to work on the stop gap bill. but sticking points remain. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides. but negotiations continue. >> reporter: reid said negotiations will continue through the night, with just hours left until that deadline. john and paula? >> preeti, thank you. >> so they are working right now, hopefully on something -- senator mitch mcconnell is working hand in hand with the vice president who said i think we all know we're running out of time. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> it takes two to tango as they say. let's talk about eastern oregon. nine people dead after a tour
bus accident on an icy highway. the bus lost control and plunged several hundred feet down an embankment. it was heading back to vancouver from las vegas. it crashed on a section of the blue mountains called dead man's pass. it had some of the most severe weather conditions in the northwest. the driver survived but too badly injured to speak with police. winter weather being blamed for dozens of crashes across the country. >> people from the midwest to northeast still trying to recover from back-to-back snowstorms. today, temperatures taking a massive dive, with some areas bracing for the chilliest air of the season. we get more now from meteorologist jim dicky. >> good morning. cold air in place across much of the north and east on this new year's eve. these are your early morning temperatures. 5 in burlington. 9 in portland and 18 in boston. in the north central portions of the country, these are as high
as the temperatures will get as we go through the day. 14 in pierre. this arctic air mass responsible for some snowfall here today, as well. going to see a swath of snow from kansas into the ohio valley, especially in kansas and missouri, looking for 1 to 2 inches, perhaps even 5 in kansas. paula and john, back to you. >> jim dicky, thank force that report. tense moments on a flight headed to denver. the plane, actually a photo, the plane lost an engine panel right after taking off from kansas city, missouri. a passenger snapped this picture with their phone. the pilots circled the airport and then landed the plane safely. it's not clear yet what caused the panel to just suddenly fall off. a little disconcerting. and we're getting another look at that deadly plane crash
in moscow. the impact that captured -- watch as the plane slams into the side of the highway. the plane's tire smashed into the car. there were only eight crew members on board. five passed away in that accident. now to the latest terror plot threat reportedly from al qaeda in yemen, putting a bounty on the heads of a u.s. ambassador there, as well as any american soldier. a video posted on a militant website over the weekend is offering $160,000 for the head of an american ambassador or $23,000 for a soldier. al qaeda in yemen is considered the terror group's most dangerous faction. the woman charged with pushing a man to his death on a new york city subway tract has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. police say she confessed, that she hated muslims and hind us
since 9/11. new york's mayor says despite two murders on is subway, it's still safe. >> it's such a rare occurrence that no matter how tragic it is, it should. change our lifestyle. >> menendez laughed so hard during the arraignment, the judge said, you're going to have to have your client stop laughing. and this morning's "new york times" reports that she had been arrested twice for violent confrontations with strangers. >> wow. we're just hours away from watching the ball drop as we ring in -- that's really annoying, isn't it? tons of confetti will be raining down on times square. >> they dropped the tiny
fraction of the 17 million pieces of paper that will float to the street when the clock strikes midnight. >> the confetti is made by hand and this year tourists were invited to write their special messages on the confetti. >> you said these were hand made confetti? >> our confetti did a great job. >> you can catch one on your tongue. >> happy new year's eve morning, everybody. coming up, a look back at some of the top stories of 2012. but first, the serenade that takes a musical get-well card to a whole new level. former president bush gets a mipi concert in the hospital. that's coming up. mipi concert i. that's coming up. imipi concert . that's coming up. nmipi concert . that's coming up. imipi concert
over the weekend. >> he's been in the hospital since thanksgiving. as he recovers, he got a special musical get well message from one of his favorite bands. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: it was a spirit lifting serenade for the former commander in chief, ordered up by former first lady barbara bush. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up, and if the oak ridge boys could all get together and sing him a song or two. >> reporter: for decades, the bush family and the oak ridge boys have been mutual fans. when the call came in, the boys were on vacation, but dropped everything, gathering in only a 45 minutes. >> it was great to hear the president's voice. >> reporter: mr. bush is fighting complications of bronchitis. an expected three-day stay stretching more than a month.
but when the band called his band, he had a request. >> he said he was ready to hear some "elvira." >> then they picked one of their favorites. >> you'll remember this one. here we go. ♪ amazing grace, how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ i once was lost but now i'm found ♪ ♪ was blind but i see >> there you go. >> reporter: the day after that mini concert, mr. bush was moved out of the intensive care unit here.
but there's still no word yet on when he may be allowed to go home. clayton sandel, abc news, houston. >> that's the kind of thing that happens when you're a former president. >> and music can heal. still to come, we go behind the scenes of the rose bowl parade to see how the epic event comes together. >> but first, it's been a history making year. we'll look back at some of the top stories of 2012, all coming up on "world news now."
ship before ordering an evacuation? >> the tributes are pouring in as thousands remember the life of joe paterno. >> just months after a sex skapdzal forced him to step down, he died from complications of lung cancer. >> i've had a wonderful experience here at penn state. i don't want to walk away bitter. >> here's what we know. the medical examiner said she did die in the bathtub. the toxicology tests may not come back for as long as two months. >> if you snapped off a jeremy lin number 17 jersey, hold on to it because it's a collector's item. >> he punched the heck out of that guy and slammed his face, there would be some mark on your hands. >> we're going to need authorities and medical units.
>> the longest flight to vegave i've had. >> the record $500 million jackpot is sweeping the nation. >> we begin with the wildfire blazing across northern colorado, now stretching across 80 square miles. >> this was at the premiere of "the dark knight returns," that so many folks were lined up to see. but a mass shooting at this theater outside denver, colorado. well, team usa still racking up the gold. you can call gabby douglas america's new golden girl after she won the women's all around gymnastics title. they call her the flying squirrel. >> the prosecution in the jerry sandusky case could wrap up its case by tomorrow. three of his accusers testified yesterday, bringing to five the number of them to take the stand. >> good morning, everybody, i'm
rob nelson. this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm turns into a worst case scenario. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all of the key battle ground states, including ohio. breaking developments in the skapdzal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> hundreds turned out to remember the 20 children and of adults killed. and the president said simply the country has had enough of this kind of bloodshed. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine. let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> incredible year. >> the president revealed earlier yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut,
december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a lighter note, i think i counted 32 different hairstyles. >> 35. what do you prefer, long or shot? >> i'm not going to answer that. about the ones we love. g new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health.
♪ all right. around the nation folks are preparing to ring in the new year. >> and in los angeles, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the annual rose bowl parade. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: everything is coming up roses in pasadena. and this is your ticket behind the scenes to the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. there's more to these floats than just flowers.
it takes days of painting, grimdzing, blending and gluing around the clock to make these creations come to life. for the first time in six years, disney is returning to the rose parade. after all, walt disney was the grand marshal in 1966. thisse this year's float, cars land. the 125 foot long float will have 45 moving parts and a waterfall. how many flowers are we talking about covering this entire float? >> 100,000. >> reporter: to build this float, they'll use 200 gallons of glue and 2,000 volunteers, like melissa rodriguez. >> it just makes me feel good to do something good for my community. >> reporter: for the first time, a wedding will be televised live from atop this farmer's
insurance love float. >> we're going to be way up there. >> reporter: we were with them when they saw for the first time where they'll be harnessed in and exchanging vows 27 feet off the ground. thankfully the weather is expected to hold up for the parade for that couple. and we also learned some other great secrets. every decoration has to be natural, they used natural artichokes for fur and dried seaweed for windows. >> sounds like sushi. >> you can take it in and also eat it. >> what are your plans? >> i'm going to ring in the new year with you. >> right here. >> yes. at work. let me clarify. don't get the wrong idea, anybody. we're hard at work. we have a huge blowout party. >> we have baked macaroni and cheese on the menu here. >> looking forward to it. >> sounds like a plan. >> my one-year anniversary this
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this morning on "world news now," a health scare for hillary clinton. >> the secretary of state hospitalized this morning after doctors discovered a potentially dangerous blood clot. it is monday, december 31. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. on this new year's eve morning. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we'll have much later on the latest health scare for hillary clinton as she spends this new year's eve in a new york hospital. but first, we'll take a look at some of the other stories we are following this morning. it is the 11th hour for lawmakers and the nation and still no deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. senators will try to reach a compromise today.
but if not, starting tomorrow we'll all be paying more in taxes. >> i believe they're talking right now, not watching "world news now." they're actually trying to get something done. considering what they've been doing a last couple of months not going to put my money on that. just sing "kumbaya." just get it done, ladies and gentlemen. and the cliff of a different kind. one by one, sledders tumbling into an icy lake. but most trying to rescue one another. we'll explain what this is all about. and in "the skinny" this morning, kanye west addresses rumors of a kim kardashian pregnant. we'll talk about that. >> and we're going to have to tell rob she's cheating on him. >> is that sfligt >> right is a huge fan. >> she's a sexy woman. rob is right about that. >> i had to break the news to him that she's pregnant. so pretty much destroys his chances. we're going to talk about secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york hospital this morning after doctors
discovered a blood clot. >> her medical problems began weeks ago with a bout with the flu. christian thorn of our abc news atill yat has more. >> reporter: it was three weeks ago that hillary clinton suffered a concussion. she fainted at her home due to dehydration. the 65-year-old secretary of state had been noticeably absent the last few weeks. she was forced to cancel a trip to north africa and was up able to testify at a hearing on capitol hill regarding the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. she had been expected to return to work this week. clinton's spokesman said in a statement, her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. they will determine if any further action is required. israel cornell is the director of neuro surgery at northern westchester hospital. he's not treating clinton but said her prognosis should be good. >> with time and with the medication, the clot itself will
dissolve and won't cause a clot into the lung. it will recover -- some of the hazards will recover fully. >> reporter: clinton is expected to be at the hospital for 48 hours being treated with an question coagulants. >> we wish her a speedy recovery. >> and some are speculating that she may have a deep vain thrombosis. >> she had that before. >> the they're keeping her in the hospital for 48 hours and she's on anti-coagulants, you know, your mind starts wondering. but the danger with the dvt, the clot can break off, travel to your lung, giving you a pulmonary embolism. and you're dead on the spot. david bloom, rapper heavy dee. so she's likely receiving blood thinning medication being given by the doctors and nurses. once she's released, she'll have to take medications for six months if not longer. they don't know where that blood clot is originating either.
there's been a medical setback for venezuelan president hugo chavez after cancer surgery. his vice president says chavez suffered new complications and described his condition as "delicate." chavez has not been seen or heard from since undergoing his fourth cancer related surgery earlier this month. back here at home. talks continue through the night ahead of that looming fiscal cliff deadline. the sticking points are still the same. the white house wants taxes to go up on those making over $250,000 a year. republicans want a higher income tax threshold. republicans want to keep the estate tax from going up. and there's no agreement on what to do about automatic spending cuts. those are set to go into effect on january 2. now to a deadly bus crash on a slick highway in eastern oregon. a tour because went off an icy section of interstate 84 yesterday morning and tumbled down a steep embankment, killing 9 and injuring more than 20 others. the bus was traveling from las vegas to vancouver when it lost
control. the driver survived but was too badly hurt to speak with police. here is your new year's eve forecast. up to a foot of mountain snow in the southern rockies. 5 inches from kansas to southern illinois. thunderstorms from much of texas, oklahoma city, little rock and memphis. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. flurries from michigan to northern new england. >> chilly from the west coast to the midwest and northeast. 20s in the northern rockies. just 2 degrees in fargo and 14 in minneapolis. 30s from chicago to new york. so just bundle up if you're in fargo. the first lawsuit is on the way after the connecticut school massacre. the family of one of the children who survived is seeking $100 million from the state. the initial filing says the little girl suffered emotional and psychological trauma. the attorney says the state should have known something like this might happen and taken steps to prevent it. but $100 million. they say it's more about the principle and making sure atrocities like this don't
happen in the future. a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. a fan of the giants who was wearing the number 8 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shooting at sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean.
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on the show that we typically regret in hindsight. take a look. some of our most embarrassing moments of 2012. >> joining us, our permanent, permanent, permanent new anchor of "world news now" -- >> settle down. >> i'm so excited because you're from the great city of chicago. i'm going to way it like oprah, everybody, welcome paula faris! ♪ celebrate good times >> from abc news, this is a special 20th birthday edition of "world news now." >> his liveliness, smoking, sleeping, sweating, breathing -- >> rob, rob. >> oh, lord have mercy. guess you're right, the president does carry a big stick. today, when we mark national something on a stick day. >> anything you want on a stick. >> i'm a pop sickle person. why don't you try a corn dog.
>> i'm not putting that in my mouth on national tv. >> come on, just the tip. you're not going to try that, paula? what am i going to do without my ding dong. >> it's made with better meat. and i'm pretty particular about my meat. sorry. >> i've heard that. you can just shake the phone a little bit. >> like a shake weight. >> to give it a little bit -- you got to shake it. but i know what that's like. ♪ >> i just stopped breastfeeding last week. no first day sex talk. >> no, don't do it. >> come on. say hello to my new friend. all the young people trying to get in, this is what we do on the "world news now" internship program. >> and she's done.
although it took some time, it was worth the wait to see this little squirrel in action. >> that was -- >> awesome. >> that was spectacular. >> the squirrel was eating the paint brush. >> and one inl final nose, to the new jersey residents going through the phone book and making threatening phone calls to people name sandy, cut it out. you're being idiots. all right, be safe. >> i'm going to read you and your interpret. this shows why pollsters should have been asking very different questions. >> that's right, baby. this is how we do it at the network. you've got to get into that. oh, look at that, girl.
you've got to bust out. >> this is from thomas. i want to see rob do his impression. >> i don't remember doing an impression on the show. >> see, there you go. >> the story that is so bizarre, a very strange story. very strange. mike is upset. get out of my house, man. he was making those l.l. cool jay sounds. l.l. was always licking his lips. see what i mean? >> apparently suffering from low blood sugar, but she is fine now. the weird part is he just kept talking despite her passing out. it's crazy. >> i already know that you would push me out of the way.
>> i'll be there for you. >> did you hit your head? >> you've got to keep talking, paula. i didn't fall for nothing. >> i'm too compassionate. coming up, mitt romney -- >> those are my dirty socks. be careful now. >> stinky. >> they're excited to see me. >> always. who wouldn't be? i'm excited. >> we have so much fun here, don't we? >> absolutely. >> this is what they've been warning us about. this is it. >> i'm out! >> we've got to go. it's been fun. this is it. i've got to cancel my appointment with hotstuff69. hold on. i'm not going to make it, baby girl, i'm not going to make it. >> that's awesome. you guys are good, man. >> oh, lord.
i have another title for that segment. if it was on cable, i would let you know what it was. >> a lot of innuendo going on. i'm telling you what, man. >> none whatsoever. >> it was a fun year. and we all know rob is crazy. >> his impersonations are fantastic. tyson was good, but i liked him licking his lips. >> the moonwalk. >> good dancer, too. >> the man with many talents. when we come back, is kim kardashian about to become a mom? >> the breaking news in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." ing news in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now."
he kind of let the cat out of the hat, he stilled the beans at his concert late sunday night into monday morning, he said something about his baby's momma in the house. then her rep confirmed. each her family has said -- her sister khloe said keeping secrets is so hard. her other sister saying i've been wanting to shout from the roof tops. and now i can. another angel for the family. her divorce is not final from kris humphries. but she's about 12 weeks pregnant. he is going to be a daddy. >> congrats to them. this is pretty cool. how would you like to join beyonce on stage at the halftime show of the super bowl? >> would you like to dance? >> i would imagine you do have to dance. there will be enough people up there that will hide your moves. check it out. they've got a contest that will give fans a chance to submit photos for a tv ad. 100 fans will hit the stage when he performs in new orleans. the contest kicks off saturday and fans can submit these photos in various poses. >> i don't know what you're saying, i'm just watching beyonce. >> 50 of those people out of 100 actually get to join the singer
on stage. >> wow. >> if you're interested, pepsi.com/halftime. you have until january 19 to submit those photos. so janet jackson is reportedly engaged to a billionaire. she just sent out this greeting card and she's solo. so it got speculation going whether she is engaged, because she hasn't commented on it one way or the other. but they're set to tie the knot this spring in qatar. requests from e-news for comment from her rep haven't been returned, but a lot of people wondering if it's true. a lot of other secondary sources confirmed that the wedding is on. he's a billionaire, made his money through luxury brands. so somebody actually richer and just as private, and younger. and nine years younger. how about that, janet. maybe the third time down the aisle will be the trick. >> jessica simpson, getting back
to babies, pregnant again. she confirms it in a twitter photos and she says, bumping and proud. wow. that is some photo. am i allowed to say that's very sexy? the 32-year-old star confirmed she's pregnant on christmas, and she tweeted, bumping and proud, and there she is. >> she looks good. are you one of those guys that thinks a pregnant woman is very attractive? >> i do. i admit it. >> willis, what do you think? >> very attractive. >> all her womanliness. >> did you think she was attractive when she gained a lot of weight? >> i always found her attractive, the skinny version, the pregnant version and the heavier version. >> good to see a man sticking to his principles. i looked like a whale when i was pregnant. i gained like 50 pounds both times. >> is your husband the kind of guy -- >> he doesn't discriminate. he takes it any way he can. >> a man after my own heart. >> and real quick,
new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ i need you and your love too ♪ come on, baby, and rescue me talk about a rescue. this was scary. a very frightening situation on a lake in california as one person after another fell into an icy lake. >> check this out. abc's ron claiborne tells us they were all trying to rescue one another. >> reporter: it began when one man accidently slipped off of a sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos.
>> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to help, but then he falls in. and then one would-be rescuer after another, tries to help, only to plunge in themselves, in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore, frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are now in the water, as others throw ropes and enter tubes. but no luck. mickey herman shot this video. you can hear them calling for someone to bring a rope. >> it was very hard to watch. it was gut wrenching. >> reporter: finally, nine minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happily. seven just fine. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> oh, my word. >> and to think everyone is fine.
that had tragedy written all over it. >> have you ever fallen in the ice? >> my mom beat in my head never go on the ice unless it is crazy solid. so no, i never have. how about you? >> no, thank god. i went ice fishing and carved a hole. carved a hole in the ice. >> catch anything? >> yeah, we did. you can throw an empty hook in and a fish will bite. >> that is an amazing end to an amazing story. and finally this half hour, you're starting to see christmas trees piled on the sidewalk waiting for the garbage truck. >> a farmer in rhode island came up with a great way to recycle those trees. the farm's 50 goats have apparently taken to liking pine needles. >> really? it's like swallowing needles. >> i know. it doesn't sound like it would taste good, each for a goat. but there they go, drop off the tree and it's a holiday treat for the goats. the animals have already eaten just about everything in sight, so it's a treat for them. >> so all the goat milk is going to taste like pine. so all the goat milk is going to taste like pine.